This is a performance assessment designed specifically for the NGSS MS-ESS1-3 benchmark.
Learning Target: Students can analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties in the solar system.
In this assessment, students use the 3 Dimensions of NGSS to argue whether humans should colonize Mars or Europa. They begin by analyzing data about Mars and Europa, including:
Then, students use this data to develop a CER about which planetary object is optimal for colonization.
: Earth and the solar system
: Analyzing and interpreting data
: Scale, proportion, and quantity
This file is a PDF document, and includes a link to the Google Doc version (fully editable!). The file includes: